Friday Update

It has been a good week in Grade 2. We have been working hard to understand place value in Math, learning about Rights, Rules, and Responsibilities in Socials, and today we read a story that was called ‘My Mouth is a Volcano’, which talks about interrupting others and how that makes them feel. I also have to apologize this week for any confusion that I have caused in our Spelling List. It was brought to my attention this morning that on the blog I had written the word ‘along’ … when in fact the word was ‘alone’, and that is what we had been practicing in class. So if your child was arguing with you about what the word was, or how to spell it, I apologize. That was my typing error! I hope you all have a wonderful long weekend, that you enjoy some time with your families as you celebrate Thanksgiving (I have the special treat of a sleepover with my nephew ๐Ÿ™‚ who is 5, this weekend … as my brother lives out of town but are here for Thanksgiving).

Dates to Remember:

Monday, October 14th – Thanksgiving, no school

Thursday, October 17th – Earthquake Drill

Spelling:

No spelling this week due to the short week.

Bible Memory:

Matthew 6:9-13 โ€“ โ€œOur Father in heaven, hallowed by your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.โ€

Reminders and Other Information:

  • skating permission slips went home today
  • I also want to encourage you to be reading at home with your child EVERY single night … Grade 2 is a huge year for reading, so please support your child in this way.

Friday Update

Lots was happening this week! We kicked off the week with Orange Shirt day, talking about ‘Every child matters’, had a fire drill, had our Healthy Relationships Assembly, and went to the Apple Barn! The Apple Barn was a lot of fun. Thanks to the parents who came out to join us! So many great things, lots of fun ๐Ÿ™‚

Dates to Remember:

Friday, October 11th – Knight Day

Spelling:

List will be introduced on Monday. October 7th and tested on Friday, October 11th. Please note that we write our spelling words in our planners every week, please don’t do it for your child ahead of time.

  1. lone
  2. along
  3. one
  4. food
  5. five
  6. led
  7. year
  8. house
  9. way
  10. some

Bible Memory:

Matthew 6:9-13 โ€“ โ€œOur Father in heaven, hallowed by your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.โ€

Reminder and Other Information:

  • FreshGrade – this is a program that I use to send pictures and share what your child is learning and doing each day at school. I post pictures on a semi-regular basis. It can be pictures of playtime, field trips, work that they have been doing … I think it is always great for parents to know what is going on in the classroom as much as possible. It also allows you to comment on the pictures that are shared.ย  All this being said, I have realized that not everyone received the invitation to join, which means you haven’t been seeing the pictures, and you are missing out ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you have not been getting the emails, can you send me an email so that I can re-invite you and we can figure this out. Thanks!

Field Trip Reminder

Just a reminder that tomorrow we have our field trip to the Apple Barn. They may wear play clothes. Please make sure they come dressed appropriately for the weather, we will be outside rain or shine! And also send a lunch that can be easily eaten outside. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to it!

Friday Update

Hey everyone, it’s the weekend, and we are ready for a rest and some downtime.We had a busy week, including our Toonies for Terry run, thanks everyone who donated to the cause, and hot lunch/Knight Day today. We did some fun experiments, and we spend a lot of time working with words and building them. We also made apple sauce this afternoon. So lots of fun has been had ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you all enjoy your weekend.

Dates to Remember/October Dates:

Monday, September 30th

  • Orange shirt day (if not an orange shirt, then uniform)
  • fire drill

Tuesday, October 1st – Healthy Relationships Assembly

Thursday, October 3rd – Apple Barn field trip

Friday, October 11th – Knight Day

Monday, October 14th – Thanksgiving – no school

Thursday, October 17th – Earthquake drill

Tuesday, October 22nd – Picture Day

Friday, October 25th – Pro-D

October 29th-31st – Scholastic book fair

Thursday, October 31st – Fall Colour Day

Spelling:

List will be introduced Monday, September 30th and tested on Friday, October 4th.

  1. his
  2. just
  3. about
  4. much
  5. ball
  6. law
  7. lay
  8. soft
  9. path
  10. as

Bible Memory:

Our theme for Chapel for the month of October is Prayer.

Matthew 6:9-13 โ€“ โ€œOur Father in heaven, hallowed by your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from the evil one.โ€

Reminders and other Information:

  • comfort kits need to be returned by October 2nd – then they will be removed from the classroom
  • field trip this week – our field trip happens rain or shine, please dress appropriately and send along a lunch that is easy to eat out and about
  • Orange shirt day on Monday – Students may come to school wearing casual bottoms and an orange shirt. If you arenโ€™t wearing an orange shirt, you are wearing your uniform as per usual. We will use this opportunity to talk to our student about how โ€˜Every Child Mattersโ€™.

Orange Shirt Day

Good morning parents,

Just wanted to let you know about an addition to our calendar. On Monday, September 30th we will be participating in Orange Shirt day. Students may come to school wearing casual bottoms and an orange shirt. If you aren’t wearing an orange shirt, you are wearing your uniform as per usual. We will use this opportunity to talk to our student about how ‘Every Child Matters’. Thanks! And have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

Weekly Update

We have had a great week in Grade 2. A huge thanks to all the parents who came out on Parents Night. It was great to connect and chat with some of you, getting the year off to such a great start. I hope you all enjoy your long weekend.

Dates to Remember:

Thursday, Sept. 26th – Toonies for Terry

Friday, September 27thย 

  • Knight Day and hot lunch
  • Last day for September book orders to come in

Spelling:

  1. land
  2. star
  3. live
  4. heat
  5. box
  6. three
  7. if
  8. stand
  9. come
  10. wing

Bible Memory:

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

Psalm 100:2

Reminders and Other Information:

  • If you have not yet brought in Kleenex boxes, paint shirt and gym shoes, please do so as soon as possible
  • Comfort Kits – a newsletter, as well as your old comfort kits, have gone home. Please update them and return them to school ASAP. They will be taken out of the classroom and stored away soon, (I will have no access) so please make sure you get this done.
  • Permission slips have gone home for our first field trip – to the Apple Barn. Please gets those signed and returned quickly. In the past we have gone to the Corn Maze/Pumpkin Patch in Greendale, however this year the two Grade 2 classes will be trying out the Apple Barn instead.
  • Toonies for Terry – Each year, we celebrate the amazing achievements and life of Terry Fox and collect money to raise awareness for cancer research. We will be participating in our Terry Fox Run on September 26th and we would ask that each student bring in a toonie to help with this cause. Thanks for partnering with us in this!

One of the most beneficial ways to help your child this year will be to be reading with them every evening at home. Grade 2 is such a big year for reading, and I am so excited to watch them grow in leaps and bounds in this way, but it can’t be something that is only done at school. Your child needs your support and encouragement at home as well. In the next couple weeks Home Reading books will start to go home, but don’t wait for that! Start reading with them now.

 

Parent Night

Just a reminder that tomorrow night (Sept. 16th) is our Parent Night. It begins at 6:30pm. I’d love to meet you, if I haven’t already, or just connect as well! The first hour of the evening is a meet and greet, after that will be some information and details for the year ahead! Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow night ๐Ÿ™‚

Freshgrade

Hey Parents! One of the ways I like to share what we are doing in the classroom each week is with pictures, and the way that I share them is through Freshgrade. I have sent out an email request for Freshgrade, which you can accept and then receive emails when I have posted pictures or anything else for your child in particular. Please check it out, and feel free to comment. This can also be a great way to see what we are doing in class, allowing you to then talk with your child about it! Let me know if you didn’t get the email request or it doesn’t seem to be working. Thanks!

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